About

Meet Brandon and learn about the origins of Manji Designs.

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Brandon is an award-winning designer who has specialized in user experience and visual design for over 15 years. By the seventh grade, he taught himself HTML, built three websites, and established Manji Designs as the creative force behind them.

The dot com boom sealed his career in digital marketing and nurtured a blend of design and technical skills. He earned a B.S. in Computer Graphics & Fine Arts and has since worked at digital agencies, start-ups, non-profits, and higher-ed institutions.

Based in New York City, Brandon dabbles in digital music and has self-published two books. Outside of work, he is a Queens transit advocate, family genealogist, and artist. For more, please download Brandon's resume and snapshot.

Expertise

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UX Design

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Web/UI Design

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Graphic Design

Awards & Recognitions

2016
Citation of Honor, President of the Borough of Queens, N.Y. [Access Queens]
2014
18th Annual Webby Honoree — GE Capital Bank / Fusebox [GECapitalBank.com]
2011
American Package Design Award, GD USA — Connecticut College "Viewbox"
2010
American Graphic Design Award, GD USA — "Brochures/Collateral" [Frank's Place Bar]
2009
Advertising Club of Westchester, 38th Big W Awards — Gold: Non-Profit Website, PEPA [pepapurchaseny.com]
2009
Advertising Club of Westchester, 38th Big W Awards — Silver: Interactive/Social Media, Manhattanville College
2008
University & College Designers Association (UCDA) — Exhibited Campus Violence Posters

Manji [mahn-jee] · n. Charms and symbols of luck, divinity, and spirituality — often used by Jains and Buddhists of ancient Persia, India, China, and Japan.

"Manji" is defined as an ability to bring luck and benediction to those who use it. In some cultures, it is a symbol of infinity or continuing creation.

The most notable metaphysical beliefs with energetic and elemental principles have roots in ancient China. Historically, Taoist cosmology and feng shui used energy maps called baguas to identify and enhance eight vital areas of life: family, prosperity, reputation, relationships, creativity, career, spirituality, and health.

A series of lines called "trigrams" represent those vital areas and encircle a yin-yang, which represents balance and change. Both must give rise to each other in turn.

In some nations, purple represents royalty, nobility, power, ambition, and creativity. Thus, a purple yin-yang governs the cosmic duality of all of those concepts.

All of these ideas inspired the Manji Designs logo and formed the basis of its creative philosophy.

The belief that design is a guiding tool essential for profitability mirrors the ancient methods of architectural enhancement and continual creativity. Design is not a janitorial process, but a strategic intention that aligns ambition with creativity.

Who I've Worked With

Access Queens logo.
Cennarium logo.
Connecticut College logo.
Compression Studios logo.
Dancers Inc. logo.
Doone Records Inc. logo.
Ecker Window Corporation logo.
Fine Food Panetrie logo.
GeekHive logo.
Know Ideas LLC logo.
Manhattanville College logo.
NY Common Pantry logo.
PEPA logo.
Rose Creative Group logo.
SIMPLENIGHT logo.
Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce logo.
LinkedIn
Facebook
Twitter
Flickr
Soundcloud
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Connect

Find Brandon on LinkedIn or download his resume and Snapshot to learn more.

An antique pocket watch, tie tack and thimbal belonging to Brandon's grandparents.
The Tree That Shades Me

A collection of biographies about Brandon's ancestors who became successful entrepreneurs.

Collage of GBTQ+ men and animals with The Guide logo in the center.
The Guide

A book about GBTQ+ bodies and self-expression with a campaign about self-acceptance.

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